What Is The Scariest Thing?

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Everyone is scared of something ... but what's the SCARIEST thing? Is it even possible to answer such a question? In this special I explore the dark recesses of the mind to learn how fears are born and whether there exists a grand, unifying terror.

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INDEX
Fear Conditioning
02:37




Amygdala and Hippocampus
06:03




Amygdalae
06:32




Innate Aversions
06:49




The Web of Fear
07:39




Fear of Death
08:38




Informational Learning/Storytelling
10:30




Nomophobia
12:02




Isolation
12:48




Fear of the Dark
15:25




Fear of Sounds
17:36




Auditory Cortex, Thalamus, and Amygdalae
17:58




Dissonance
19:41




Law of Contagion
22:00




Frission, Amygdala, Hypothalamus, Adrenal Glands, Arrector Pili Muscle, Piloerection Reflex
23:23




Distorted Forms
24:49




Vicarious Learning/Social Fear Transmission
27:14




Innate Aversions
30:05




Category Jamming
31:14




Patient SM, Non-Functioning Amygdalae
35:04




Suffocation
36:44




Midbrain, Brain Stem
37:54